Builders and construction engineers are one of the largest users of plastic extrusions as they are an essential component of many building products. We produce cost-effective standard and custom-made plastic profiles for a wide range of building and construction applications from windows and conservatories to roofing,
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In 2014, the Building and Construction sector consumed 9.6 million tonnes of plastics (20% of total European plastics consumption), making it the second largest plastic application after packaging. Plastic pipes, for instance, command the majority of all new pipe installations, with well over 50% of the annual tonnage.
In past posts, we've highlighted some of the industries that currently use plastic materials, including the semiconductor, aerospace, marine, and urban planning industries. In this post, we take a look at how the construction industry is using plastic materials and why. Many construction companies are using plastic materials.
Plastics in Construction. Construction represents the second largest market for plastics, consuming some 25% of all plastics consumed in the UK. The earliest commercially available plastics material was first developed in the UK and exhibited in 1862. Plastics have been used in construction applications since the 1930's.
It was not long before these and other advancements in plastics and materials sciences found their way into the construction industry. Here, then, are some of the more prevalent plastics in construction and their uses. Thermosetting plastics. One of the most important thermosetting plastics is polyurethane, an organic
From vast variety of materials available across the market, use of plastic insulators is popular as it is resistant to water, chemicals as well as weather changes. Use of Plastic for Construction. Plastic sheets are excellent for roofing of outdoor areas like porches, gardens, drive ways, walkways, terraces,
A one-year study found that the use of plastic building and construction materials saved 467.2 trillion Btu of energy over alternative construction materials. That's enough energy saved over the course of a year to meet the average annual energy needs of 4.6 million U.S. households. Savings vary by material and products.
The first semi-synthetic plastics were developed in the mid 19th century to replace the need for natural materials such as horn. In the 20th century, plastics, either synthetic polymers or hard resistant lacquers, were not suited for construction. Instead their use was limited to coatings, floor coverings, or moulded interior details
Plastics are used in a growing range of applications in the construction industry. They have great versatility and combine excellent strength to weight ratio, durability, cost effectiveness, low maintenance and corrosion resistance which make plastics an economically attractive choice throughout the construction sector.
Plastics may be degraded under the action of direct sunlight which reduces their mechanical strength. Many plastics are flammable unless treated. High embodied energy content; Low modulus of elasticity: makes them unsuitable for load-bearing applications. Thermoplastics are subject to creep and soften at moderate
This paper forms part of research to solve two main problems in Ghana: firstly, the management of municipal solid waste (MSW), particularly with regards to used plastics which have overwhelmed major cities and towns; secondly, the formation of potholes onroads due to excessive traffic and axle weight. This study
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